Chicago Diplomacy Tournament - 9-11 September, Weasel Moot V

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Re: Chicago Diplomacy Tournament - 9-11 September, Weasel Mo

Postby Zoterik » 01 Sep 2011, 02:07

Doesn't look like I'll be able to head north for this one, folks. I'll keep my nose in the air for more chances to come.
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Re: Chicago Diplomacy Tournament - 9-11 September, Weasel Mo

Postby JimTheGrey » 14 Sep 2011, 02:15

All Hail the Alpha Weasel!

For the first time ever, all four living Alpha Weasels were in the same place last weekend at the Days Inn Chicago. They were joined by 34 other Diplomacy players in pursuit of the title of Alpha Weasel epsilon, an honor reserved for the champion of the fifth annual Weasel Moot.

John Gramila, a homegrown Weasel, staked an early claim to the title with a solo in the first round. That earned him 100 points in the Sum of Squares scoring system. In round two, he scratched and clawed his way into the draw, earning an additional 12.68 points and a seemingly insurmountable lead. But never underestimate the heart and guile of an Alpha Weasel.

In the third round, the dean of them all, the Alpha Weasel alpha, the former world champion Chris Martin found himself playing on, of all places, a dance floor. The doctor of dance sparkled in his natural habitat, turning and twisting and spinning his way to a resounding 17-center board top. The position earned a whopping 75.26 points, which, coupled with the points from a first-round board top, were enough to snatch the title from the jaws of Gramila.

Congratulations to Dr. Martin, a true Alpha Weasel among Alpha Weasels.

The tournament fielded 14 boards over the three rounds. The top seven finishers were:

1. Chris Martin, 117.87 points.
2. John Gramila, 112.68 points.
3. Peter Yeargin, 76.19 points.
4. Christian MacDonald, 70.33 points.
5. Adam Silverman, 68.41 points.
6. Robert Rousse, 66.72 points.
7. Don Williams, 60.51 points.

The Best Country awards went to:

Austria: Nick Rohn, 22.54 points, Round 1, Board 5.
England: Christian MacDonald, 46.45 points, Round 2, Board 1.
France: Christian Pedone, 49.71 points, Round 2, Board 4.
Germany: Robert Rousse, 50.70 points, Round 2, Board 2.
Italy: Chris Martin, 75.26 points, Round 3, Board 5.
Russia: Adam Silverman, 59.04 points, Round 1, Board 1.
Turkey: John Gramila, 100.00 points, Round 1, Board 3.

The winner of the popular Best Lid vote on Hat Night was Nate Cockerill.

The full results, along with supply center charts for each game, are available at [url][/url].

With Weasel Moot V behind us, we’ll now turn our attention to next year’s World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI. The event will be held August 10-12, 2012, at Chicago’s historic Congress Plaza Hotel. You can find more information at [url][/url]. We hope you’ll join us for five rounds of exciting Diplomacy, after which we’ll crown not only a world champion but also our Alpha Weasel zeta.

If you have questions, contact us at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

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